THE Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has said that the University is committed to providing quality education to Nigerian youths, stressing that the current economic recession in the country should not be an excuse for the provision of sub-standard education at any level.
Prof. Ambali stated this when he received in his office, staff members of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, who paid him a thank-you visit in appreciation of the University management’s contribution to the recent full accreditation granted all the Faculty’s academic programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Vice-Chancellor told members of the Faculty staff that despite the economic recession, the University put a lot of energy and resources into all the Faculties to ensure that all their courses secure NUC’s accreditation because the administration believes that the Nigerian youth must have access to standard education.
Prof. Ambali thanked the Faculty members for what he described as “a historic visit” and for appreciating the enormous investment the University has made to all the Faculties and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in particular.
The Vice-Chancellor commended the Faculty members, who he described as “seasoned professionals and administrators”, for transforming the resources invested in the Faculty into tangible facilities and structures. He also commended them for making the Faculty and its Teaching Hospital a reference point in the nation.
Prof. Ambali added that through the internationalisation programme and domestication of the ideas gathered from other institutions, the Faculty would attain an international standard.
Earlier while speaking on the purpose of the visit, the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. S. F. Ambali, explained that the Faculty thought it wise to visit the Vice-Chancellor to thank him for the University’s huge investment in the Faculty that ensured the successful accreditation of all its academic programmes.
The Dean, who was accompanied on the visit by all the academic and some non-academic staff of the Faculty, pointed out that the University is the first in the country to have both the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditations at the first attempt, a feat, which he said was made possible by the commitment of the University administration.
Prof. Ambali said, “Thank you for allowing us to showcase our God-given talents and for providing us with the state-of-the-art Veterinary Teaching Hospital”.
Commending the Vice-Chancellor for approving accommodation for the veterinary clinical centres, the Dean assured the management that the veterinary farm would also be brought to the required standard in the nearest future.